First Cruising Birthday

I had my first cruising birthday while we were in Vancouver.

On the one hand, it wasn't much different than any birthday I've had since I've moved to Canada. Vancouver is not exactly an exotic or remote location. No big deal to find an internet connection or to make or receive phone calls. On the other hand, it was different. I spent the day with Carol and with new friends in a new place rather than with Carol and old friends in a familiar place.

Trophy Room at Vancouver Rowing Club
Carol spoiled me rotten. Coffee in bed. Breakfast of my choice. A lazy day. Pints at the Vancouver Rowing Club where one of the very cool members we had met and showed our boat to, found out it was my birthday and bought us a round of microbrews. Then a short bus ride, a tasty latte at Jitters and a truly fantastic meal at Bistrot Bistro. We also met up with new cruiser friends who went above the call of duty and brought me a birthday gift (a Honda 2000 shop manual!).

If you are looking for dinner in Vancouver, we can highly recommend Bistrot Bistro. We had Kir Royales, a tasty salad, baguette and tapenade, a half liter of French wine and for entrees we had filet mignon (Carol) and duck confit (Livia) followed by coffee and chocolate mousse.


  1. Bravo Carol. Thank you for taking such good care of my baby girl.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday ... sounds like it was a great one!

  3. Happy birthday Livia! Sounded like a delicious day. :-)

  4. Happy, Happy!
    Love all your tips. Laura really wants to visit Vancouver, so we will and the bistro sounds very nice.

  5. Happy Birthday Livia!

    bob & Jane



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